Getting Started

Take a look at our online orientation module for everything you need to know to get started on your graduate education at UNC Charlotte.  

Here’s a quick reference to the most important steps you’ll need to take:

  1. Get your NinerNet & Student ID.

Your NinerNET account is your access to university email, class registration, student account and great benefits on an off campus. Bring a photo ID and student ID number and apply at the ID office in the Student Union.

  1. Immunize.

Visit the Student Health Center and get what you need to meet immunization and health insurance requirements before classes start. While you’re there, check out the other services they provide like primary medical care, disease prevention, health education, wellness promotion, and various specialty services, including allergy injections, immunizations, gynecology, physical therapy, and HIV screening.

  1. Meet your advisor.

Contact the faculty member listed on your admissions letter for academic advising prior to registering for classes. Make sure your courses are in the proper sequence and that you meet any prerequisite requirements. A complete list of faculty are in UNC Charlotte's Campus Directory.

  1. Get registered.

Registration is easy. Just sign in to your NinerNet account at and go to My Student Account.  NOTE: Full payment of tuition, fees and changes is due BEFORE the first day of class. If you need to speak to someone, contact Student Accounts.

  1. Get funded.

If you have applied for financial aid, check your award status in your account. Financial aid counselors are available in the Office of Student Financial Aid. The Graduate School also has a wealth of information on other types of funding available.  Visit their Funding web page for more.

  1. Find a place.

The Housing and Residence Life Office can help you locate on-campus accommodations, including a limited number of apartment spaces available only to graduate students.  Need a place to rent or sublet? Search UNC Charlotte's official off-campus housing database. Simply click, register, and find theplace that best fits.

  1. Park it.  

You can buy and display a University parking permit or pay as you go at meters in the visitor decks. Permits do not guarantee a parking space, nor do they reserve a specific parking space, lot or deck.

  1. Get around.

UNC Charlotte offers a FREE campus shuttle service as well as light rail service to and from Uptown Charlotte.  Download NextRide (App Store and Google Play), the mobile app with real-time information on Campus Shuttles and SafeRide transports.